Jed Kim Environment Reporter
Jed Kim is an Environment Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.
Before joining KPCC, Jed was a producer at WNYC’s “The Takeaway” and an associate producer for the HBO documentary “Birders: The Central Park Effect.” His work has been featured on NPR and Marketplace.
Jed graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002, with a biology degree. After a few years of working in a laboratory, he decided that he’d be much happier as a radio reporter. He graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2008.
Stories by Jed Kim
The current three-year drought is the worst that California has seen in decades. Most of the state is under conditions only seen once in 50 to 100 years.
Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.
The Ashy Storm-Petrel is listed as a bird species of special concern. Anecdotal evidence placed them on Catalina Island. Now, it's official.
The species has been absent from the mountains for nearly five decades. Researchers transplanted eggs from a population in Simi Hills and grew them into tadpoles.
The "island" is 80 feet long and 30 feet wide and was solid enough in parts for researchers to stand on.
You may not know that L.A. is home to several species of bats, including the Western mastiff bat, the largest in North America. Technology is helping to identify them.
As written, the rules would remove nearly 60,000 tons of air pollution and 700,00 metric tons of carbon dioxide from refineries each year across the country.
Officers responded to a call that two mountain lions were roaming the area on Saturday morning. Less than an hour later, they killed one in a nearby backyard.
The lead-battery recycling plant will have to stay closed until it installs more air pollution controls and takes steps to limit lead dust.
It's bad news for those hoping a strong El Niño event would bring an increased likelihood of a wet winter.
Tuesday's drought news makes you question whether waiting so long in the drive-thru line will continue to be worth it.
Local cities have differing levels of restrictions regarding fireworks, with some completely banning possession and others allowing non-explosive varieties.
Since 2011, five people have died and dozens more have been injured on the trail between the lower and upper Eaton Canyon Falls.
Today's news looks at incoming insects, drowning fish and withering food assistance. At least there's wine.
Record keeping began in 1877, and the previous driest back-to-back seasons occurred between 1897 and 1899.